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Gynecomastia is a distressing condition that causes men and boys to develop overly feminine breasts. Diet and exercise can’t treat the problem – the only solution is surgery.

Gynecomastia at a glance

  • Characterized by swollen, enlarged breast tissue in men and boys
  • Not a serious health problem – but can cause emotional distress and anxiety
  • Caused by a hormone imbalance

What can this procedure do for you?

  • Sculpt a more masculine physique
  • Create a flat and firm chest appearance
  • Reposition and resize the nipple
  • Improve your self-image and body confidence

Are you a candidate for male breast reduction?

  • Non-smoker
  • Close to your ideal weight
  • In good overall health (physical and emotional)
  • Possess realistic expectations for what surgery can accomplish

The Surgery

Dr. Lewis will incorporate a blend of techniques during your procedure to ensure an ideal aesthetic outcome. The surgery can be done under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation depending on its complexity.


Dr. Lewis will begin your surgery by performing liposuction to remove unwanted fat, while sculpting a more defined and contoured chest appearance.

If your condition is exclusively due to excess fat, liposuction may be the only procedure you need. However, if you also have loose skin and unwanted glandular development, you may require surgical excision as well.

Surgical excision

Once your unwanted fat has been removed via liposuction, Dr. Lewis will address loose skin and excess glandular development via surgical excision. He will remove this unwanted tissue through discreetly placed incisions along the edge of the areola or hidden within the natural creases of the chest.

Nipple adjustment

After your liposuction and surgical excision are complete, your nipple may need to be resized or repositioned to a new, more natural-looking location on the chest.

What to expect after surgery

You should plan for several days of downtime as you recover. Most of our patients can return to sedentary work within about five days and strenuous exercise within five weeks.

As you heal, you can expect some swelling, tightness, sensitivity and pain in the treatment area. Swelling can be minimized by wearing a compression garment, and you can manage any discomfort by taking your prescribed pain medication.

Life after male breast reduction

After your male breast reduction with Dr. Lewis, you can look forward to a flat, firm and masculine chest appearance. You should notice an immediate improvement in your chest contour and your results will continue to progress as your swelling subsides.

Any scarring in the area will fade with time until it is virtually imperceptible. Your final results should endure for quite a while as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle moving forward. It’s important to note that any weight gain, steroid use and certain medical conditions can cause a recurrence of your gynecomastia.

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Gynecomastia can have a significant effect on your self-esteem and body confidence. Contact our Portland office today to schedule an appointment and begin planning for your male breast reduction with Dr. Lewis.

A Portland Plastic Surgeon

407 NW 17TH AVE, STE 2Portland, OR 97209

Matthew Lewis,MD

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